Monday, July 9, 2007

Summertime, Living Easy???

Do I even really want to do this challenge this week??? Sure what the heck I need a good laugh (or cry, whichever).

Tell us how you feel about summer. This summer, a childhood summer, summer traditions, random summer memories, summer sights and smells and sounds.

This summer has started out with a bang. First my braces. These have been complained about enough, so I'll just leave it with; wow, I didn't know what my friends were really going through when they would complain about them. So, sorry to all those I ever made fun of (which were considerable if you ask my mom, my memory is a little different) or tisked for making such a big deal of it. It really is coming back on me tenfold. (What else will I pay for...hmmmmm) Second, Andrew broke is foot. Need I say more. He now has a cast and is the envy of all his friends. I don't quite understand that logic, maybe it's a male thing.

Now for some summer memories:

With growing up in Ohio, the summers were hot and humid. One of the highlights of our evenings was playing hide and seek until all hours of the night. That was when our parents didn't worry because we were with other kids and there was not real threat. We also loved catching lightning bugs. Kids here in Colorado don't have the pleasure of catching and releasing beetles that light up. Well, most of them got away alive anyway.

We never had air conditioning when I was a kid, so summers were spent sitting in front of the fan while watching Guiding Light. Who knew that would start a 20+ year fascination with the show. The days I wasn't watching the soaps, my friends and I would spend the day at the pool. Again, the days when our parents didn't have to worry about us.

There are so many good memories that it's hard to pick just one or a couple. I just rember that there were no cares in the world, we were happy to be out of school for three months. No homework, no parents (of course they all worked) and no worries. Ahhhh, for the good ole' days. (Gee I sound like I'm 90.)

Thought for the day:

I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go into overload and blow up.

-Erma Bombeck

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Favorite Quote

There are so many good quotes, it's hard to pick just one. Do I choose something deep and thoughtful or something lighthearted and funny. Or how about something just a little weird. Well, my favorite quote is kind of weird:

"Be careful of sleeping dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."
I think this is my favorite because I often feel like a sleeping dragon, and often think what it would be like to .... (you fill in the rest).
My favorite saying normally changes every couple years or so. I guess it depends on what stage my life I'm in.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The end of baseball

Well, today was the last game of the season. The team did well and we are proud of them all. They had a great season. They will only be better next year.

Andrew has been doing much better in the last couple games. For some reason , he does much better when my parents are there. Showing off for the grandparents maybe????

Well, all good things must come to an end. After we got home, Andrew and his friends were in his room and then I hear a bloodcurdling scream. Andrew had fallen off the top bunk of his bunk beds. Much to his dismay, I put ice on it and after 30 minutes and he still wouldn't put any pressure on it, we made our way to the emergency room at Parker Adventist.

Not to try to out do the Zimmer family, but two hours and three x-rays later, the doctor determined that he had fractures in his 3rd, 4th, & 5th metatarsals in his left foot. He is now in a hard soled shoe and crutches for the next 4 - 6 weeks. Oh joy, since we are starting school in 3 weeks and going to Ohio in 4 weeks. WOW, how I'm going to love this summer break.

The thing he is most upset about missing is swimming. Oh to only have swimming to worry about. Now I have to figure out how to maneuver him around the house, up the stairs and get him to Intersession. I'll be glad when school starts again. Gee, did I say that????

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Oh, the tangled webs we weave....

Well our coven got together last week to watch "Big Love" and had a great time. It's only taken me a week to blog about it. (Will get to our challenge later.) The "girls" are now all scared to have their husbands meet mine. Even Chet looks good in HD on a 55 inch TV. Yes, that is why we are still in a 1600 square foot house, but we do have LOTS of gadgets.

Speaking of gadgets, my husband bought me a hand sander. I'm being overly ambitious and think I am going to refinish all the wood in my house. You've seen my house right!?!?!? The finish on the wood is coming off, thanks to the crappy work of the builder, so something needs to be done about it. Since my husband is usually gone (not so, for the last four weeks) I have to figure it out myself. Oh well, I'll let him think the sander is his.

We tried the new "Movie Tavern" on Monday. Not sure how new it is, but I've had several people mention it to me. It was great. We saw "Ratatouille". It was very cute and we saw the Zimmer's bumming around there too. It's great to see people you know when you're out, it makes me feel like "I'm somebody".

Ooooo, I just figured out how to edit my posts, boy the more I do this thing, the more I learn. That's how my kids learn too. They just guess and hope for the best. Okay here's another picture of Belle. She really needs to grow into her legs. She has been at obedience class for three weeks and is doing fairly well. She's learning slowly, so I'll probably be putting her in more classes, but that's okay as it is helpful for me since I haven't had obedience training in 13 years. I wish they had obedience classes for children, I guess they do, it's called school (tee hee hee).
13 weeks old

23 weeks (My, look how we've grown!!!)

She really keeps us on our toes (and wears my children out). She needs to have friends over to play with and so she sleeps when she's with mom.


Would a fly without wings be called a walk?